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A nanoscale biosensor that can detect minute amounts of pathogens could come to market this year.
A nanowire membrane that sops up oil while repelling water could be used for cleaning up oil spills.
Copper nanowires could be used in ultra-thin field-emission displays that are brighter and sharper than flat-panel displays.
Researchers led by Stuart Parkin are developing a new type of memory chip that combines the benefits of magnetic hard drives and flash.
Nanowires that convert motion into current could lead to textiles that can generate power.
Exotic materials and cheaper substrates could lead to better photovoltaics.
Nanowire electrodes could improve the performance of electric vehicles.
Better batteries and super-sticky glues are becoming possible because of nanomaterials.
Researchers have made defect-free gallium-nitride nanowires that could replace bulky quartz crystals in cell-phone receivers.
Photovoltaics made of nanowires could lead to cheaper solar panels.